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DirectCommunication Xtra

By DirectXtras March 12, 2003

Rating = 43 votes

DirectCommunication Xtra is a cross-platform Scripting Xtra for Macromedia Director, Authorware and Shockwave that provides applications with the ability to communicate with devices connected to the system through the serial port, parallel port or USB serial adapter. Such devices include modems, fax machines, card readers, mini discs, alarm systems, show control systems, laser disc players, telephone response systems, computers and virtually any other serial device. By using DirectCommunication Xtra, Director, Authorware and Shockwave applications can: - Query for available serial and parallel ports on the system. - Establish a connection with external devices. - Send and receive text or binary data to/from connected devices. - Get and set the baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity, buffer size, time-outs and flow control communication settings. - Direct connected devices to perform extended functionality and control the port signals. - Communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. The Xtra is Shockwave safe, so it can also be used with Shockwave 7 and above and when Director safety features are turned on. An auto downloadable Shockwave safe package of the Xtra is also available. It is a compressed, small sized (less than 40K) version of the Xtra that can be downloaded automatically from a web site to the user's local machine whenever needed, and once installed provides Shockwave applications on the web with the ability to communicate with external devices. DirectCommunication Xtra is available for Director 5 and above, Authorware 4 and above, and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP) as well as MacOS 8, 9 and X.

DirectXtras Inc. P.O Box 2645, Menlo Park, CA, 94026, U.S.A Voice: +1-415-5058249 Fax: +1-801-8585841 Toll Free: 1-800-4453093 E-mail General Information: E-mail Technical Support:


License: Commercial
Cost: $249.00
OS: Win | Mac
File format: Not available

Additional extension information

Author: DirectXtras
Author website:
Date published: March 12, 2003
Approval: None
Browsers: Internet Explorer 6,5.5,5,4 | Netscape 7,6.2,6,4.75,4.7,4.5,4
Compatible Products(s): Director MX , 8.5.1 , 8.5 , 8 , 7.0.2 , 7.0.1 , 7 , 6.5 , 6.0.2 , 6 , 5 | Authorware 7 , 6.5 , 6 , 5
Encrypted: No


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